Harnessing AI and machine-learning across Defence

Front Line Commands are looking to utilise new technologies to give them the edge on the battlefield, in an increasingly contested environment. This has seen the rise of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) augmenting the capabilities of many militaries around the world, and demonstrates the first step on the path to automation. As militaries look to use increasingly intelligent, sophisticated AI technologies and automation to give them an edge, this creates considerable opportunities and challenges for how AI will be used within the defence sector that need to be considered and explored.

At this event, techUK is looking to bring together subject matter experts in the defence community as well as the machine-learning and AI environments to discuss opportunities and risks associated with the increased use of these emerging technologies throughout the defence sector.

This speaker led briefing session will explore how defence industry and its end customers are already using AI and machine-learning to assist the enterprise as a whole to deliver new capabilities. The session will also examine future opportunities and possible challenges for the increased development and deployment these technologies to enhance information capability for the Front Line Commands. 

It will also explore current and possible future security concerns regarding the increased use of a fully independent AI with no human decision making element, and to what extent these concerns could challenge the ability of UK defence as a whole to realise the full benefit of AI when used to complement existing capabilities. The session will discuss what role the AI and defence industry should play to help address these concerns and build trust in the security of AI.

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